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More than 700 fans expected to attend pared-down Elvis vigil

Aug. 14, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than 700 fans of Elvis Presley have reserved spots to attend the candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of rock ’n’ roll icon's death in Memphis, Tennessee, in a event pared down because of the coronavirus outbreak. Every year in mid-August, thousands of Presley...

Tennessee governor announces $168M more in COVID-19 relief

Aug. 14, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Friday announced $168 million more in COVID-19 relief for small businesses, agriculture, tourism and workforce development through federal coronavirus relief funding. The Republican’s office said $83.5 million will help expand on the initial $200...

Memphis university sends researchers to study NC earthquake

Aug. 14, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Specialists from the University of Memphis are traveling to North Carolina to monitor aftershocks of this past weekend’s 5.1 magnitude earthquake, the school said. The most powerful earthquake to hit North Carolina in more than 100 years struck Sunday morning. There were no...

Trump plans to appoint Lee to Council of Governors

Aug. 14, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to appoint Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to the Council of Governors, the White House said. The bipartisan Council of Governors provides input on issues concerning the National Guard, homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities. It includes 10...

FILE - In this Oct.27, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (98) plays during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Nashville, Tenn. Simmons, DaQuan Jones and Harold Landry are ready for the challenge of  filling the hole left by Tennessee trading five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey to Denver in March. (AP Photo/Michael Zito, File)

Simmons, Jones confident Titans can thrive without Casey

Aug. 13, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee made clear in March the front office was ready to move on from five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey. The Titans who have to help fill the hole left by Casey's absence insist they're more than ready for the challenge. “A lot of people say we have a...

Rep. London Lamar, center, D-Memphis, talks with other House members during a special session Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The special session was called by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to pass liability reforms to protect businesses from lawsuits prompted by reopening after the coronavirus quarantine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee gov to sign tougher penalties for some protests

Aug. 13, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday that he will sign a bill that toughens penalties on some protests in response to continued demonstrations in the state and nationwide over racial injustice. The Republican said, however, that he would have crafted some components differently...

The Nashville Predators warm-up before taking on the Arizona Coyotes during NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

GM calls Preds' series loss unacceptable, promises changes

Aug. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NHL's winningest general manager is not happy with the Nashville Predators' diminishing returns, and David Poile made it clear Thursday that change is coming. “Bottom line, this is unacceptable,” Poile said in a video conference call. “And this is how we...

A poster showing country music legend Johnny Cash wearing a mask is attached to a storefront Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The wearing of face coverings is required in most public indoor and outdoor situations in Nashville due to an increase of COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville mayor to ease coronavirus restrictions on bars

Aug. 13, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mayor of Tennessee's capital city says he plans to roll back restrictions that have shuttered bars, allowing them to reopen starting Monday with strict limits in place. Nashville Mayor John Cooper said Thursday that bars in the popular tourist destination could soon reopen to a...

Claudia Guzman poses for a photo inside the medical clinic where she works July 22, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. When Guzman suspected she had caught the coronavirus, her friends and family were full of advice: Don’t quarantine. Don’t get tested. A homemade tea will help cure you. Among Latinos in the U.S., misinformation around the coronavirus has found fertile ground because many in their communities have higher levels of distrust in government, less access to medical care and may need to be reached by Spanish-language public health resources. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Distrust of authority fuels virus misinformation for Latinos

Aug. 13, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Claudia Guzman suspected she had caught the coronavirus, her friends and family were full of advice: Don’t quarantine. Don’t get tested. A homemade tea will help cure you. “They were saying, ‘Don’t go to the hospital,’ because supposedly,...

Red Bulls trade Muyl to Nashville for international spot

Aug. 13, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls on Thursday traded midfielder Alex Muyl to Nashville SC for an an international roster spot through the end of 2021. The Red Bulls said they could also receive an additional $50,000 in general allocation money in 2021 based on Muyl's play. A member of the Red...